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Ian Dunn
777029.  Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:05 pm Reply with quote

According to PeerIndex, Alan Davies is the joint 53rd most influential British comedian on Twitter. Stephen is no. 1 of course.

 
suze
777105.  Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:58 pm Reply with quote

That link also alleges that Russell Brand is a comedian, so I'm not sure how much credence I give to it. Otherwise, I suppose the major names are in more or less the right order, although Dara should perhaps be higher than he is.

I see that something called the "British Comedy Guide" is ranked quite highly. More influential than Phill Jupitus eh, Ian ...?

 
Ian Dunn
777240.  Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:23 am Reply with quote

suze wrote:
I see that something called the "British Comedy Guide" is ranked quite highly. More influential than Phill Jupitus eh, Ian ...?


Yes I was surprised by that. Incidentally I have the same PeerIndex as Alan (42). For course, for the people on the BCG what matters to use is that we are higher than Chortle.co.uk.

Actually, the BCG is now trying to help PeerIndex make a more accurate list by using our British comedy Twitter directory, so we should be able to see how influential all people involved in British comedy are.

By the way, I've just checked the PeerIndex of QI's Twitter feed. It is 23, slightly above the average of 19.

 
samivel
777275.  Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:09 am Reply with quote

suze wrote:
That link also alleges that Russell Brand is a comedian, so I'm not sure how much credence I give to it.


Alan Carr and Jonathan Ross, likewise.

 
bobwilson
785403.  Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:00 am Reply with quote

samivel wrote:
suze wrote:
That link also alleges that Russell Brand is a comedian, so I'm not sure how much credence I give to it.


Alan Carr and Jonathan Ross, likewise.


Omigod - both suze and samivel have been raised about 1000 places in my estimation in the space of 3 posts. I'm not sure who will be more shocked by this - me or them.

 
RLDavies
785549.  Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:01 am Reply with quote

tchrist wrote:
Although it would be a very different Internet without TCP

It would surely be a much dirtier internet without TCP. And it's dirty enough already.

 
karl
807295.  Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:57 am Reply with quote

Every source I have seen says that the word "internet" first appeared in 1974, even though what we now call the internet was created in 1969. However, the 1973 film Don't Look Now contains a reference to the internet. About 10 minutes into the film, in a scene in a Venetian restaurant, Jonh (Donald Sutherland) asks his wife Laura (Julie Christie) if she would like him to put the letter that she has written to their son "on the internet". I realise that in actuality it would have been impossible for a father in Venice to communicate with his son in England via the internet in 1973. A work colleague (who knows far more than I about the internet and computers generally) insisted that I had misheard the line, but I replayed it numerous times on DVD with a friend and the word is clearly used. I would be delighted if anyone could explain this baffling reference.

 
Neotenic
807296.  Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:59 am Reply with quote

Did you try turning the subtitles on?

 
Efros
807326.  Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:31 am Reply with quote

Just checked the subtitle file no mention of internet anywhere. The internet (the www bit at least) as we know it didn't come about 'til Tim Berners-Lee started messing about in CERN in the 80s.

 
soup
807341.  Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:21 am Reply with quote

Karl wasn't the "invention" in 1969, Arpanet?

 
Efros
807352.  Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:32 am Reply with quote

No mention of any sort of net, inter, intra, arpa or indeed fishing! Bloody good sex scenes though and one of the most shocking climaxes to a film if you've never seen it before.

 
AlmondFacialBar
807388.  Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:53 pm Reply with quote

Ian Dunn wrote:
An interesting area to look at with regards to the internet is Wikipedia's "List of Internet phenomena".

There is a huge list which includes Rickrolling, the "This is Sparta" line from 300 and the badly translated video game Zero Wing with it's famous line: "All your base are belong to us."

One of the most "disturbing" is something coming from what is known as the "Rule of the internet". The most famous of these is Rule 34: "If it exists, there is porn of it. No exceptions."

Now, if you have just read that last bit, you may be wondering about something perhaps involving Stephen and Alan. If you are, the answer is, "Yes. There is QI porn."

I've just come across a LiveJournal account called "britpanelslash" which contains slash fiction involving panel shows including QI. I'm not going to link to it, but it is there, and I apologise for putting any disturbing thoughts into your heads.

Still, I think it is something that would make a quite interesting question.


Too late... I've just used up a complete bottle of brain bleach and still can't get the utterly disturbing idea of Fravies porn out of my head. And that's coming from someone who enthusiastically writes Hilson geronto slash fic. *three sads*

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
nicholasjwest
807455.  Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:29 pm Reply with quote

Nothing could convince me to Google that, and where can I charge the industrial solvents that I had to use to remove that... image from my mind?

But on topic, I recall that around 81% of emails are spam (at 247 billion emails per day).

70% of mobile internet use occurs in one's home.

20 hours of Youtube footage is uploaded every minute.

There are 600 tweets per second.

Those are some interesting facts that stuck in my mind, though I think the spam statistic has already been in QI.

 
Stefan Linnemann
817877.  Fri May 20, 2011 4:39 pm Reply with quote

Efros wrote:
Just checked the subtitle file no mention of internet anywhere. The internet (the www bit at least) as we know it didn't come about 'til Tim Berners-Lee started messing about in CERN in the 80s.


You're confusing the Internet (coded packages transmitted across network cables) with the World Wide Web (a hypertexting protocol). The internet existed before TBL started his little hypertexting idea, it was only universities and the US military, back then.

Stefan.

 
Efros
817888.  Fri May 20, 2011 5:03 pm Reply with quote

True but i did say as we know it. My post still stands as there is no reference to the internet in the film "Don't Look Now".

 

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